“We will not hide them from their children, Telling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done.”
Todays testimony is slightly different. It’s of a time when the Lord taught me that I could trust in Him because He knows everything. I only see in part but God sees the whole picture and holds the future in His hands.
I hope this testimony is a blessing and encouragement to anybody today who has experienced or is experiencing difficult times. God loves you. Place your trust in His unfailing love. He is faithful throughout all generations.
There are times when although we pray for healing we or the other person are not physically healed. It is those times when we hold fast to our trust in God, strengthened and comforted by Him, trusting in His great love for us to take us through such times of grief and sorrow. These times can be disappointing to us especially when we believe healing will take place. We can struggle to understand why not. I have experienced these times myself. However, if we let disappointment have a place in our hearts and take root then it can produce resentment, bitterness, envy, unbelief and other unhealthy emotions.
I was pregnant and everything was fine until I started to have bleeding and stomach cramps. I knew something was wrong. I went to the hospital and after having an ultrasound scan the Doctor came and told me that there was no heartbeat detected anymore and I must have miscarried. As the Doctor spoke, I heard a voice so clearly that it was almost audible saying to me “He’s mistaken”.
I knew this was the Lord speaking to me. His voice was so clear, I felt compelled to act. I asked the Doctor if there was a possibility that he could be wrong. The Doctor said No he didn’t think so but agreed to speak to the Consultant in charge. He returned to say he was 99% sure that I had miscarried but the only way to be 100% sure was by a series of blood tests taken over a couple of days. If the hormone levels in my blood kept rising then there was still a continuing pregnancy. I asked if I could have the blood tests. I could tell the Doctor thought it was a waste of time but he agreed.
Some days later on the Saturday (after having the blood tests) I was sitting at the breakfast table when I received a call from the hospital. It was a doctor saying the Consultant had just read my notes and I must come to the hospital immediately. My hormone levels were rising so there was a continuing pregnancy. It was an emergency.
I was shocked but the doctor started asking me lots of questions. How was I? Did I have a stiff neck (no), I mustn’t eat anything (whoops just had my breakfast) and I needed to come to the hospital right now. I explained that I couldn’t come immediately as my husband was away on work and I didn’t have anyone to look after my daughter who was about 2 at the time. The Doctor was insistent though that I got someone around and came straight away. Not so easy in those days where few people had mobile phones. I couldn’t get hold of my husband but managed to get my sister in law who came and took me to hospital.
I was taken straight down for emergency surgery. I had no idea what was happening other than they were very worried. When I woke up from the surgery I discovered that I had an ectopic pregnancy (the pregnancy is outside the womb) and because of this they had no choice but to remove the fallopian tube.
I was truly devastated as I really believed that I was going to have this baby. I had already had one miscarriage before and I was anxious that I wouldn’t be able to have more children especially now I only had one Fallopian tube.
However, later as I spent time with God praying things through I came to realise that God had probably saved my life. Ectopic pregnancies can be life threatening. I don’t know what could have happened if the ectopic pregnancy had not been found in time especially as the Doctors had thought I had miscarried.
If I had not listened to the Holy Spirit and asked the Doctor to run the blood tests then the Consultant would not have seen my notes. I also found out when I was in hospital recovering, that the Consultant wasn’t due to be in that Saturday – he had just popped into the hospital and happened to see my test results. The Consultant knew from experience that it was likely to be an ectopic pregnancy and because of the length of time passed it could burst at any time. He was the one who insisted I was brought in and he scheduled the surgery for me that same day. Praise God.
People could say that all of this was just a coincidence but I believe it was God who prompted the Consultant to go to the hospital that day. God had his hand on the whole situation.
Even though this was a time of pain and sorrow for my husband and myself, I did later become pregnant again (even with one Fallopian tube- hallelujah) and was blessed with another child. She is 19 now. I can truly say that God is faithful. He is good – all the time.
Bless His Holy Name. Amen